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These days, the People’s Republic of China and the European Union celebrate the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Given the age of 40, one could assume that the relationship has indeed ‘grown up’ by now. But has it, really? Here are three indicators supporting this view and three against it: China established diplomatic relations in… » read more

  Posted by EUChinaBetween

“Tailwinds support the recovery”, proudly stated the European Commission’s Spring 2015 Economic Forecast. Even without reading the full report, one gains a general sense of the predictions for each country just by reading the title of each chapter. For example, if you find yourself in a conversation discussing economic progress in Estonia, you can get… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

The London stage is well-known for its shameless attempts to publicise productions, usually through thinly veiled references to current events. So is it just Heard in Europe, or is the Barbican’s latest staging of Sophocles’ Antigone channeling the our own present day Greek financial tragedy? More specifically, is the casting of Patrick O’Kane (pictured) as… » read more

  Posted by Heard in Europe

Last Friday’s Eurogroup in Riga, Latvia, was a complete disaster for all parts involved. For almost all Finance Ministers it was another “revelation” of their lack of ideas, flexibility, and rational argumentation over Greece. It was also a proof of lack of imagination for another Europe, distant from narrow-minded austerity. For Greece and its Finance… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

“Après 30 ans d’affirmation de sa nécessité et face aux drames qui touchent les immigrants en Méditerranée, le moment est venu de relancer l’idée de création d’un corps européen de garde-côtes.” Une pétition sera proposée le 9 mai sur le village européen à Brest pour la Journée de l’Europe. L’idée avait germé à Brest, au… » read more

  Posted by Morucci Europe Blog

In one of our latest posts we insisted on the huge and unbearable pressure exerted to the Greek economy and society by its creditors and political interlocutors in Eurozone. In this respect, we proposed a 3-year freeze of the country’s debt payment obligations. As the debate is stirred up and timeframes cannot be kept, there… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

    If you follow the news on Greece and Eurozone you certainly get puzzled by the amount of information stemming from different sources. Reports from Brussels, Athens, Washington and Berlin give you a sense of what is happening hour-per-hour in the country as if the entire world should and has to focus on Greece… » read more

  Posted by Dimitris Rapidis

“..there would also be political impacts of TTIP for Turkey because according to Kader Sevinç, Representative of the Republican People’s Party in Brussels, TTIP represents a new Western world order. From her statement, it could be deduced that through TTIP the US would be able to create the new Western axis against China economically and… » read more

  Posted by Kader Sevinc - Smart Democracy & Smart Citizenship

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